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Vehicle Chase End In Crash On Hwy 62

Randolph County Sheriffs Office
Photo by Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive

ASHEBORO NC – A wanted suspect was arrested following a vehicle chase than ended in a crash on Hwy 62 over the weekend.

According to information from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on October 2, 2021, a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle on Hwy 311 near Shean Dr in Archdale. Police say the driver immediately sped off starting a vehicle pursuit. The chase left 311 on to Tom Hill Rd then on to Trinity Rd. and NC HWY 62. That’s when police say the driver lost control of the vehicle near the 5200 block of NC HWY 62 leaving the roadway and colliding with trees. When deputies arrived and pulled the suspect out of the smoking vehicle and him placed under arrest. The Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as Jonathan Luke Edwards. Fire and EMS crews responded to evaluate Edwards and the NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to investigate the accident.

Edwards was taken to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause to issue charges of Felony Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Flee to Elude with Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, Aggressive Driving, Fail to Heed Light/Siren, Speeding, Red Light Violation, Illegal Passing, and Injury to Real Property. The NCSHP charged Edwards on citation for the offenses of Driving While License Revoked, Reckless Driving, No Liability Insurance.

Edwards also had an unrelated outstanding Order for Arrest for Failure to Appear on prior felony charges of Breaking and/or Entering and a Probation Violation. He was given a $21,000 total secured bond.

Jonathan Luke Edwards

  • Felony Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Flee to Elude with Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle
  • Aggressive Driving, Fail to Heed Light/Siren
  • Speeding
  • Red Light Violation
  • Illegal Passing
  • Injury to Real Property
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Reckless Driving
  • No Liability Insurance